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The Resource When corporations rule the world, David C. Korten

When corporations rule the world, David C. Korten

Label
When corporations rule the world
Title
When corporations rule the world
Statement of responsibility
David C. Korten
Title variation
Corporations rule the world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Growing Numbers of thoughtful business executives are joining social activists in a shared concern that the emerging global system of business has become a serious threat to long-term human interests. This controversial book goes beyond the prevailing conventional wisdom to address the often neglected issues of modern corporate power. In a well-reasoned, extensively researched analysis, David Korten exposes the harmful effects of economic globalization; sets out the underlying causes of today's social, economic, environmental, and political crises; and outlines a strategy for creating localized economics that empower people and communities within a system of global cooperation." "In When Corporations Rule the World, Korten shows how the convergence of ideological, political, and technological forces is leading to an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in a handful of corporations and financial institutions, separating their interests from the human interest, and leaving the market system blind to all but its own short term financial gains." "Korten documents the devastating human and environmental consequences of the successful efforts of corporations to reconstruct values and institutions everywhere to serve narrow financial ends. He explains why human survival depends on a community-based, life-centered alternative beyond the outmoded strictures of communism and capitalism, and suggests specific steps to achieve it." "Literate and authoritative, When Corporations Rule the World is insightful reading for business people, activists, and ordinary citizens who want to restore the balance of power in the world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
KEU
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Korten, David C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corporations
  • Industries
  • Industrialization
  • Big business
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Business and politics
  • International business enterprises
  • International economic relations
  • Sustainable development
Label
When corporations rule the world, David C. Korten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-359) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: A Personal Journey.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • From Hope to Crisis.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • End of the Open Frontier.
  • p. 25
  • 3.
  • Growth Illusion.
  • p. 37
  • 4.
  • Rise of Corporate Power in America.
  • p. 53
  • 5.
  • Assault of the Corporate Libertarians.
  • p. 69
  • 6.
  • Decline of Democratic Pluralism.
  • p. 87
  • 7.
  • Illusions of the Cloud Minders.
  • p. 103
  • 8.
  • Dreaming of Global Empires.
  • p. 121
  • 9.
  • Building Elite Consensus.
  • p. 133
  • 10.
  • Buying Out Democracy.
  • p. 141
  • 11.
  • Marketing the World.
  • p. 149
  • 12.
  • Adjusting the Poor.
  • p. 159
  • 13.
  • Guaranteeing Corporate Rights.
  • p. 173
  • 14.
  • Money Game.
  • p. 185
  • 15.
  • Predatory Finance.
  • p. 195
  • 16.
  • Corporate Cannibalism.
  • p. 207
  • 17.
  • Managed Competition.
  • p. 215
  • 18.
  • Race to the Bottom.
  • p. 229
  • 19.
  • End of Inefficiency.
  • p. 239
  • 20.
  • People with No Place.
  • p. 249
  • 21.
  • Ecological Revolution.
  • p. 261
  • 22.
  • Good Living.
  • p. 277
  • 23.
  • Awakened Civil Society.
  • p. 293
  • 24.
  • Agenda for Change.
  • p. 307
  • Epilogue: A Choice for Life.
  • p. 325
  • Appendix: The People's Earth Declaration: A Proactive Agenda for the Future.
  • p. 329
  • Notes.
  • p. 335
  • Index.
  • p. 361
  • About the Author.
  • p. 375
Control code
NYUGB11662901-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 374 p.
Isbn
9781887208017
Lccn
95018853
Other physical details
ill.
Label
When corporations rule the world, David C. Korten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-359) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: A Personal Journey.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • From Hope to Crisis.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • End of the Open Frontier.
  • p. 25
  • 3.
  • Growth Illusion.
  • p. 37
  • 4.
  • Rise of Corporate Power in America.
  • p. 53
  • 5.
  • Assault of the Corporate Libertarians.
  • p. 69
  • 6.
  • Decline of Democratic Pluralism.
  • p. 87
  • 7.
  • Illusions of the Cloud Minders.
  • p. 103
  • 8.
  • Dreaming of Global Empires.
  • p. 121
  • 9.
  • Building Elite Consensus.
  • p. 133
  • 10.
  • Buying Out Democracy.
  • p. 141
  • 11.
  • Marketing the World.
  • p. 149
  • 12.
  • Adjusting the Poor.
  • p. 159
  • 13.
  • Guaranteeing Corporate Rights.
  • p. 173
  • 14.
  • Money Game.
  • p. 185
  • 15.
  • Predatory Finance.
  • p. 195
  • 16.
  • Corporate Cannibalism.
  • p. 207
  • 17.
  • Managed Competition.
  • p. 215
  • 18.
  • Race to the Bottom.
  • p. 229
  • 19.
  • End of Inefficiency.
  • p. 239
  • 20.
  • People with No Place.
  • p. 249
  • 21.
  • Ecological Revolution.
  • p. 261
  • 22.
  • Good Living.
  • p. 277
  • 23.
  • Awakened Civil Society.
  • p. 293
  • 24.
  • Agenda for Change.
  • p. 307
  • Epilogue: A Choice for Life.
  • p. 325
  • Appendix: The People's Earth Declaration: A Proactive Agenda for the Future.
  • p. 329
  • Notes.
  • p. 335
  • Index.
  • p. 361
  • About the Author.
  • p. 375
Control code
NYUGB11662901-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 374 p.
Isbn
9781887208017
Lccn
95018853
Other physical details
ill.

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